OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2018

Source: OSHA

Each year, OSHA publishes its list of the violations most cited in the work environment.

While the rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations vary little from year to year, violation No. 10 on this year’s list, “Eye and Face Protection” (1926.102), was not on the 2017 list.

The number of violations has increased overall.

Fall protection (29 CFR 1926.501) remains the number 1 violation, an increase of 1,198 cases over 2017, while the percentage of Machine Guarding cases has increased the most.

 

OSHA Standard 2018 2017 % Increase
1 Fall Protection – Genl Reqs 7270 6072 19.73
2 Hazard Communication 4552 4176   9.00
3 Scaffolding 3336 3288   1.46
4 Resp Protection 3118 3097   0.68
5 Lockout/Tagout 2944 2877   2.33
6 Ladders 2812 2241 25.48
7 Powered Industrial Trucks 2294 2162   6.11
8 Fall Protection – Training Reqs 1972 1933   2.02
9 Machine Guarding 1982 1523 30.14
10 Eye and Face Protection 1536

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